This thatched cottage, probably built on common land in the late 18th century, was at the time of the photograph being used as John Such’s refreshment rooms, next to Pink’s Nurseries. It was burnt out in 1919.
We’ve become bored with watching actors give us phony emotions. We are tired of pyrotechnics and special effects. While the world he inhabits is, in some respects, counterfeit, there’s nothing fake about Truman himself. No scripts, no cue cards. It isn’t always Shakespeare, but it’s genuine. It’s a life. (The Truman Show- 1998)